Doubts on Purity of Carpet.

Question:

Assalamu’alaykum Prior to answering please bear in mind that I am and have been plagued by doubts for many years. Due to the following incident occurring a long while back, I cannot be CERTAIN as to the facts. I can only take an educated guess. I wore slippers that were MOST PROBABLY wet. After wearing the slippers, I washed my feet. I am UNCERTAIN if my feet were napaak AT THE TIME of wearing the slippers and prior to washing my feet. I have carefully considered this and I can’t recall any evidence of napaaki having been on my feet (I used to be in a napaak state & not perform Salah some years back). I then walked in the carpeted room where we perform Salah with wet feet. There is no visible sign or smell of urine on the carpet or of pre-seminal fluid. It COULD be present on the carpet, but aside from smell & visibility, there would be no other way of knowing about najasat if it has dried and there is no colour. In such a scenario, is it permissible to perform Salah on the carpet & to walk on it with wet feet?

 

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

You state that you were uncertain if your feet were unclean. Furthermore there is no visible sign or smell of impurities on the carpet. There is no need to worry, the carpet will be regarded as clean and it is permissible to perform Salaah on it and walk on in with wet feet. Any further doubts are only whispers from Shaitaan.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Arshad Ali

Darul Iftaa, Jaamia Madinatul Uloom (Trinidad)